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Buffon stuns fan by throwing him his shorts

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first_img0Shares0000“This is only a point tonight, but it’s a good point,” Buffon later Tweeted. “It’s always a pleasure and an honour to play against great champions, like Ivan Rakitic.”TURIN, Italy, Nov 23 – Footballers usually throw their jersey to fans at the final whistle but Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stunned one supporter by giving him his shorts after Wednesday’s Champions League draw against Barcelona.The 39-year-old Buffon was competing for the first time since his emotional international retirement after Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. Barcelona advanced to the last 16 after the 0-0 draw in Turin but Juventus remain second in the group and can secure their qualification with victory at Olympiakos on December 5.An exuberant Buffon ran to hug Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic after the game following a social media exchange on the eve of the game when the Croatian had said he would love to tell Italian goalkeeping great to take his place in the 2018 World Cup.The 39-year-old Buffon was competing for the first time since his emotional international retirement after Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.After embracing Rakitic, Buffon then pulled off his orange shorts and ran towards the tunnel in his Y-fronts to the cheers of the delighted crowd.“This is only a point tonight, but it’s a good point,” Buffon later Tweeted. “It’s always a pleasure and an honour to play against great champions, like Ivan Rakitic.”Buffon — who earned a record 175 caps for Italy over 20 years — had been targeting a record sixth World Cup appearance in Russia.He announced his international retirement after the 1-0 play-off defeat to Sweden which saw Italy miss the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.Playing likely his final season with Juventus, Buffon has one final ambition: to win the Champions League, after finishing runner-up twice in the past three years.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

A Trojan for life

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAs a surprise, Barber’s granddaughter, Deborah Ellis, brought her to the college’s downtown Los Angeles campus Sunday to watch the Trojans practice for the 2008 Rose Bowl. They play against Illinois on Jan. 1. The centenarian watched her favorite team in action from a lawn chair on the side of the 50- yard line. “Where’s Booty?” she asked, referring to her favorite player, quarterback John David Booty. “Who took his place when he had surgery?” At one point, USC head coach Pete Carroll stopped by to personally thank Barber. “You’re the greatest fan we’ve ever had out here,” he said. The coach also offered to get Barber her very own jersey with her name on it. “His PR is very good,” she said, as Carroll walked away. Barber also worked at USC for 18 years as a secretary in the dentistry department, where she said the environment was like a second family. “I think it was the warmth of it,” she said. She met her first husband at USC and left school to get married six months before she was supposed to graduate. But those times were some of the happiest, said Barber, who was president of her sorority. “I think she feels more at home out here than anywhere else,” Ellis said. “She lights up when she talks about USC.” Over the years, Barber has attended “hundreds” of games in person. But these days, she watches the Trojans from her apartment on Ocean Boulevard. Barber says she stays active by attending church regularly with her granddaughter. She’s been attending Long Beach Presbyterian since she moved to the city more than three decades ago. Her secret to longevity? “Wheat germ,” she said. “I’ve always made my own bread, and I put a lot of wheat germ in it. That and genes, I guess.” “She’s very much the social butterfly,” Ellis added. “Friends are very important to her.” And, of course, Barber has her hobby watching USC. “It was scary at first, but they’re doing great this year,” she said, referring to USC’s losses to Stanford and Oregon. The team is 10-2, following its win over UCLA. Barber, however, does have one problem with her football team: “SC’s too cheap to put their names on their backs!” kelly.puente@presstelegram.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At 101 years old, Long Beach resident Elberta Barber might just be the oldest living USC football fan. Born in Chicago on May 23, 1906, Barber moved to Beverly Hills with her family and attended USC in the early 1920s. It was at that time she developed her love for the college and its Trojans football team, she said. Over the last 80 years, Barber has hardly missed a game. “It’s been USC all the way,” she said. last_img read more

DONEGAL DAD GETS THE ‘GIRLY’ TREATMENT FOR CHARITY

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first_imgHE’S best friends with Celtic and Rangers stars and has buddies in both camps at Liverpool and Manchester United – but Donegal dad-of-three Michael Clarke is going into a definite camp to raise cash for charity…the girly camp!The 36-year-old from Carrigans was no slouch on a football field himself, having played at reserve level in Scotland.And the Scots-born businessman features regularly on Legends teams for both the Hoops and Liverpool…as well as Ireland and Scotland! Now he’s set to tackle a range of ‘girly’ makeovers to raise money for the Donegal Hospice and the Oncology Unit of Letterkenny General Hospital.The businessman will get his legs waxed (ouch), his nails done – and several other ‘girly’ (painful) treatments as yet to be announced.One of the organisers Sharon McGinley told donegaldaily.com: “I have helped to raise money for charity many times and there is no doubt that Michael is the bravest man yet to help out!”And people who make donations have a chance to land some great prizes…including signed shirts from some of the greats of football across the water. Said Sharon: “Over the next couple of weeks we will be running Live auctions for items donated.  Every cent will be going to the two charities.“We have hotel breaks at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Concert and Hotel break at the Allingham Arms, Signed Football shirts that will be personalised to the winning bidders from Paul McGrath (ex Man Utd, Aston Villa & Ireland Legend), Billy McNeill (ex Celtic Lisbon Lion Legend), Ally McCoist (ex Rangers Legend and current Rangers manager) and Ian Rush (ex Liverpool Legend)..pictured with Michael left.“We also have vouchers for free cake creation, hair styles, spa treatments, beauty treatments and a voucher for a full year’s free Nail painting for a lucky lady.”Donegaldaily.com is getting right behind this great event. The full details of our event are all contained on the website www.goinggirly4charity.com.Please give it your support! DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW!ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL DAD GETS THE ‘GIRLY’ TREATMENT FOR CHARITY was last modified: October 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Carrigansceltic rangers liverpooldonegal hospiceletterkenny oncology unitmichael clarkelast_img read more

DOHERTY WINS LETTERKENNY AC FIVE MILER IN STYLE – WHERE DID YOU COME?

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first_imgCiaran Doherty was comfortably the first runner across the line in this evening’s Letterkenny AC’s Five Miler.The Letterkenny AC man had more than a minute and a half to spare on his nearest rival Ciaran McGonagle from Rosses AC.Well done to the one hundred plus runners who took part. Below is a list of participants and their times.Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 576 25.32 Ciaran Doherty SM Letterkenny A C2 504 27.08 Ciaran McGonagle SM Rosses A.C. 3 296 27.30 Daniel Hannigan SM Letterkenny A C4 421 27.33 Teresa McGloin SW Finn Valley A C5 559 28.26 Mike Patton SM Individual6 513 28.35 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A C7 427 28.51 Kevin Ferry M40 Letterkenny A C 8 424 28.56 Liam Doherty SM Cranford A C9 554 29.14 Kevin McGee M40 Rosses A.C.10 555 29.21 Paul Doherty SM 24/7 Triathlon11 524 29.24 Eddie Sweeney SM Cranford A C 12 422 29.35 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C13 562 29.42 John Conlon SM Letterkenny A C14 426 29.54 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C15 423 29.59 Darren Price SM Letterkenny A C16 518 30.24 Aidan McKenna M40 Letterkenny A C17 99 30.30 Gerard McGranaghan SM LAC18 508 30.35 Paul Russell SM Individual19 534 30.53 Edward Harkin SM Rosses A.C.20 569 31.01 Kieran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C21 548 31.04 John Daly M40 24/7 Triathlon22 549 31.10 Martin Devenney SM 24/7 Triathlon23 547 31.34 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 LAC24 512 31.40 Collie O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C25 587 31.52 Brian Jordan JM Individual26 530 32.00 Damien McGoohan SM 24/7 Triathlon27 428 32.06 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C28 592 32.06 Shaun Mc Fadden SM Letterkenny A C29 552 32.23 Adrian Gill SM Individual23 April 2015 Page 1 of 4Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club30 544 32.31 Liam Mac Giolla Bhride SM Individual31 293 32.34 Frankie Lavelle M40 Inishowen A C32 100 32.54 Connell Porter SM Individual33 429 33.12 Anthony McDaid SM Individual34 523 33.18 Barry Mackey M50 Letterkenny A C35 95 33.25 Rayan Maguella JM LAC36 298 33.27 Frances Judge W45 Letterkenny A C37 294 33.27 Liam McKinney M40 Inishowen A C38 295 33.29 Michael Galvin M40 Letterkenny A C39 525 33.30 Paul Lee M45 Letterkenny A C40 300 33.40 Jane McGinley SW Letterkenny A C41 529 33.41 Darren Beecroft M45 Letterkenny A C42 564 33.41 Gerard Callaghan M40 24/7 Triathlon43 517 33.47 Shauna McGeehan SW Letterkenny A C44 532 33.54 Kieran McMonagle SM UnitedHelathGroup45 539 34.09 Simon Stevens SM Individual46 430 34.15 Eugene McCafferty SM Rosses A.C.47 553 34.25 Seamus Mallon SM Individual48 589 34.40 Adam McCrudden JM Finn Valley A C49 528 34.41 Michael Shiels SM Individual50 521 34.52 Mark McFadden M40 Individual51 561 35.24 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual52 568 35.35 PJ McMenamin SM Individual53 50 35.36 Cliodhna NiDuinn SW LAC54 425 35.40 Kevin Kiely M60 Individual55 545 35.45 Paul Sweeney SM Letterkenny A C56 542 35.45 Shean McDaid SM Individual57 526 35.50 David Harvey SM Individual58 574 35.50 Phil Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C59 299 36.14 Seamus Gallagher M50 Letterkenny A C60 511 36.23 Serena McDaid SW Letterkenny A C61 563 36.51 Philip Nicholson SM Individual23 April 2015 Page 2 of 4Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club62 510 36.54 John Hughes M50 Letterkenny A C63 297 37.12 Louise Finnegan W45 Letterkenny A C64 550 37.13 Ciaran Liddy SM LAC65 516 37.14 Pat McDermott SM Individual66 556 37.24 Angus Hunter M40 Individual67 519 37.31 Pat McKenna W40 Letterkenny A C68 585 37.33 Karen Higgin SW Individual69 514 37.35 Barry Cox SM Individual70 575 37.48 Naoise Enright M40 Letterkenny A C71 538 37.54 Eugene McGinley M50 Raphoe72 97 38.45 David McHale SM Individual73 536 39.20 Terence Quinn M50 Raphoe74 537 39.20 Raj Meehan M40 Raphoe75 551 39.32 Ian Melly M40 Individual76 546 39.36 John Craig SM Lifford A C77 509 39.37 Joseph Casey M40 Individual78 540 39.45 Martina McDaid SW Individual79 558 39.50 Hugo Blake M50 Individual80 572 39.52 Eimear McClafferty SW Individual81 543 39.52 Ben George M40 LAC82 573 39.52 Nitika Burke SW Letterkenny A C83 560 40.12 Rosaleen Doherty SW Individual84 531 40.46 Shaun O’Donnell M50 Individual85 571 40.54 Carina Murray SW Individual86 527 41.28 Kevin Blake M45 Individual87 541 41.30 Fiona McDaid SW Individual88 570 41.32 Rachel Bell SW Raphoe89 522 41.37 Sinead Peoples SW Letterkenny A C90 520 41.39 Trevor Duncan M40 Individual91 565 43.14 Dean Spencer M40 Individual92 586 43.14 Martin Doherty SM Individual93 515 43.46 David Doherty SM Individual23 April 2015 Page 3 of 4Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club94 577 44.42 Tara McFadden SW Individual95 591 44.46 Eileen Morning W35 Individual96 533 44.51 Mary Bonner W50 Individual97 98 45.51 Alfie McHale SM Individual98 590 46.18 Aideen McGrory SW Individual99 557 46.26 Aisling Gallagher SW Individual100 588 51.41 Teresa McCrudden SW Individual101 535 56.14 Gretta Boyle SW Rosses A.C.Total Runners: 101DOHERTY WINS LETTERKENNY AC FIVE MILER IN STYLE – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: April 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ciaran DohertyFive MilerLetterkenny AClast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN CRUCIAL WIN IN DIVISION THREE CLASH AGAINST BURT

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first_imgUrris GAA News:SENIOR & RESERVE FOOTBALL: Both teams played Burt in Straid on Saturday night. Final score in senior game Urris 0-10 Burt 0-05. The senior men had a brilliant second half and earned another two valuable points in Division 3. Urris Team: Johnny Noone, James Griffin, Sean Mc Daid, Gary Doherty, Mickey Grant, James Cooke, Kieran Doherty, Kevin Mc Laughlin, John Mc Carron, Conor Bradley, Dean Kelly, Ryan Doherty (J), Alan Friel, Peter Devlin, Danny Devlin. Mark Mc Laughlin for Danny Devlin, Kieran Kelly for James Griffin and Niall Mc Laughlin. Final score in reserve match Urris 3-10 Burt 1-05. Well done boys. Both teams have no matches this weekend. CLG Urris wish Good Luck to senior player Kieran Kelly on his marriageto Lorna Mc Eleney on Friday.MATCH “N” WIN: June 11th. No jackpot winner—numbers drawn: 3, 7, 12 & 23.€15 winners:Lorna Mc Eleney, Ballintrieve, Drumfries.John Burke, Shore Road, Ballyliffin.Raymond Mackey, Ballyhallion.Hirrells Bar, Clonmany.Paddy Ranty, Urrismana.Jackpot next week €1,300. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and to all who support CLG Iorras in this weekly draw.U16 BOYS: Our U16 lads play Burt in Burt on Tuesday night.U12 GERRY O’NEILL MEMORIAL CUP: Urris are home to Burt on Tuesday night at 6.30pm. U6, U8 and U10 training every Friday evening in Straid from 4-5pm util further notice.WELL DONE: Well Done to Dara Harkin from Tiernasligo National School who took part in the Cumann Na Bunscol Mini Games for Donegal during the Armagh v Donegal Ulster Championship game on Sunday afternoon.KELLOGG’S CUL CAMP: GAA Cul Camp in Straid from Monday July 6th – 10th. Anyone wishing to book a place contact John Friel on 08605223550.BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall at 9.00pm. GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN CRUCIAL WIN IN DIVISION THREE CLASH AGAINST BURT was last modified: June 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

John Motson has a bleak omen for Premier League fans regarding overseas games

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first_img smart causal A billboard in New York City shows former Spurs hero Gareth Bale Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday REVEALED Manchester United faced Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in pre-season Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won NEW ERA 2 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener As a result, an official LaLiga game could be played on US shores as soon as this season.For fans of the English game, it invokes memories of the infamous ‘39th game’ proposed by Richard Scudamore during his tenure as Premier League chief.And while it may not happen soon, Motson believes it is a very real possibility in the future.He told MatchDay Live on talkSPORT: “If Manchester United were to play, say Tottenham, and decided to play the home game in China and the away game in the United States and those games counted as part of the league programme – well I can just about envisage that. possible standings Latest Premier LEAGUE NEWS John Motson has conceded the Premier League could emulate LaLiga by playing a selection of games abroad because of the lure of the huge riches.It was announced on Friday that LaLiga officials have entered a 15-year deal with American company Relevant to bring soccer to North America. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED silverware 2 “I don’t necessarily think it’s going to happen, I don’t think it’s going to happen in the next couple of seasons maybe, but that’s the kind of reach we’re talking about.“What you have to remember; most of the Premier League television money is coming from overseas and most of the clubs (the big clubs this is) their commercial income; shirt sales and all that sort of stuff is growing day-by-day in the 200 territories that the Premier League now covers. “So it would be a PR exercise and a money-making exercise commercially, rather than just necessarily drag all our fans over there.“But all I’m saying to you today is the LaLiga decision, which sounds to me to be pretty definite, I think it has re-opened the debate.”last_img read more

Competition: Win a VIP Experience to see The Fureys Live at Jackson’s Hotel

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first_imgLegends of Irish music and song The Fureys will perform in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Friday 20th July 2018 – and we have tickets and a VIP Experience to give away!This will be an unmissable gig in the 40th anniversary year of The Fureys, who are renowned for their hit songs ‘When you were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘Red Rose Café’ and many more.You can be in with the chance of winning a VIP Experience with pre-show Dinner in Jackson’s Garden Restaurant, together with tickets for two by entering our Facebook competition here: www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Winner will be drawn on Friday July 13th!The Fureys, who have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 40 years formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the Fureys.Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. This concert is one surely not to be missed as a Furey’s concert is always a night to remember. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling Jackson’s Hotel on 074-9131021.Find out more on www.thefureys.comFor overnight offers at Jackson’s Hotel, visit: www.jacksonshotel.ie/event/8579/The-Fureys More Upcoming Events at Jackson’s Hotel: The High Kings, July 29th | 80’s & 90’s Tech Social, August 5th  www.jacksonshotel.ie/plan-events-jacksons-hotel-ballybofey/eventsCompetition: Win a VIP Experience to see The Fureys Live at Jackson’s Hotel was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitionconcertJackson’s Hotelthe fureysticketslast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Sport crab season set to open Saturday

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first_imgThe always-popular recreational Dungeness crab season will open state-wide this Saturday, with one big exception. State waters from Patrick’s Point, Humboldt County (41° 8.00’ N. Latitude) north to the California/Oregon state line will remain closed due to unhealthy levels of domoic acid. This closure, which will keep Crescent City anglers off the water, will remain in effect until domoic acid no longer poses a significant risk to public health.CDFW will continue to coordinate with CDPH and …last_img

Would Warriors deal Kevin Durant in a sign-and-trade? It’s complicated

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first_imgThe Warriors could not convince Kevin Durant to stay. Could they convince Durant, however, to accept a sign-and-trade?The answer to that question remains both open-ended and complicated because of various team motives and salary cap rules. Durant announced that he would join the Brooklyn Nets on his Instagram account of The Boardroom, his company-owned sports business network. Though the Nets have the cap space to … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

H-DNL football: McKinleyville tops Fort Bragg 21-15 for first win of season

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first_imgFreddie Sundberg recorded a key late-game interception and Kyler Carr rushed for two touchdowns in the second half as McKinleyville High shook its early-season offensive woes in a 21-15 win over visiting Fort Bragg, Friday night at the Redwood Bowl.“Carr was running very hard and had a great game, but it all revolved around our offensive line tonight,” McKinleyville head coach Keoki Burbank said. “I preach to those guys to do the little things and I think we did a great job of that tonight.”Fr …last_img